About this listing
Contemporary riverside chalet (one of just six) in the heart of the beautiful Basque countryside just 30 minutes from Biarritz. Shared heated pool. Wonderfully peaceful location and a great base from which to explore the Basque Country.
The chalet is one of six, located in the countryside next to our 16th century watermill, just 30 minutes from Biarritz and the Basque Coastline. The chalet is 30m² and is well-equipped, having a small double bedroom, living/dining room and American kitchen, shower room/WC and verandah with table and chairs and a barbecue. Shared heated swimming pool 10.5 x 3m. (heated from early May to end September/early October depending on night temperatures). This chalet has a washing machine and an LCD screen with DVD players and selection of DVDs (no TV channels though). We are located just outside the Basque village of La Bastide Clairence, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. Only 30 minutes from Biarritz and the stunning Basque coastline which is famous the world over for its excellent surfing conditions. We are also close to Bayonne, Pau, Bordeaux and across the Spanish border : San Sebastian, Pamplona and Bilbao (Guggenheim). Wonderfully peaceful location but close to all activities and restaurants, bars and beaches.
Half an hour from Biarritz International Airport, 50 minutes from Pau and Lourdes airports, 1 and a half hour's from Bilbao and Bordeaux International airports. Please note that a car is essential as we are in the countryside and not on any bus or train route.
The river bank is perfect for picnics and our goats, Dolly and Lottie are usually tethered there! They are very affectionate and love to be made a fuss of.
There is heating in the chalet for 'off-season' months.
Please note : we can only accept bookings of a minimum of 1 week in July and August. Couples only, we do not accept children.
Interaction with guests
Jon and I both work from home so we are on hand for any advice or recommendations.
A car is essential as we are in the middle of the countryside.
Smoking is not allowed inside the chalet, but obviously outside on the property is fine and there is an ashtray on the verandah. Unfortunately, we cannot accept dogs as we have animals of our own.
From Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
I and my husband Jon have been living in France for over 20 years. I am originally from Cornwall and Jon is from York. I first lived in Paris for 7 years where I worked for a New York law firm as a bilingual PA, then ran a luxury rental villa/B&B in Grasse on the Cote d'Azur for 10 years and we now live in the beautiful Basque country near Biarritz. Jon is a graphic designer and photographer and works in the yachting industry. We love living in the Basque country as we have the best of both worlds: the beautiful countryside and riverside location, and the stunning coastline just a short drive away. Jon is a keen surfer and can help with recommending the best surf spots! We love the huge choice of excellent restaurants and bars in the area, including across the border in Spain in San Sebastián, Fuentarribia and Pamplona.